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Jan 04 2016

Regency Christmas Traditions: Twelfth Night Revelries

  Who can resist a holiday party? During the Regency era, the party of the year would generally be held on Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night Revels Epiphany or Twelfth Night (Jan 5 or 6 depending on who was counting) was the exciting climax of the Christmastide season and a time for putting away social norms. …

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Jan 02 2016

Regency Christmas Traditions: Mince Pie and Twelfth Night Pie

Traditional foods are always an important part of any celebration. Every family and every culture has certain dishes that speak of holidays and festivities would be incomplete without them. This was as true in the Regency era as it is today. Mince pie was a dish that helped define the season. During the Regency, most …

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Dec 18 2015

Regency Christmas Traditions: Boar’s Head and Brawn

Traditional foods are always important to a celebration. Every family and culture has particular dishes that speak of holidays. Festivities would be incomplete without them. Regency celebrants looked for the appearance of Boar’s Head and/or Brawn on the Christmas dinner table. Boar’s Head and Brawn Wild boar was the most feared animal. (Even today feral hogs …

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Dec 08 2015

Regency Traditions Video:Make Your Your Own Wassail Punch

  Regency wassail was usually far more alcoholic than this, and wine based. But this recipe has a lot of the same feel with fruit and spices.         We are more the fruit juice and spice punch type people, so I’m not sure we’ll try this particular version, but I’d love to hear …

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Dec 07 2015

Regency Traditions Video:1824 English Gingerbread

This video on making traditional gingerbread really reveals my inner food geek.   Ok, talking about this history of chemical leavening might not be your thing, but it’s really fascinating.     Even it you’re not into kitchen physics the way I am–hey I live with a bunch of engineers and it has changed me. …

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